Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Surprise, NH
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ellis River crossing next to the highway was running high and fast, after some deliberation I ended up barefooting it and got wet up to my thighs. Other than that, no other crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns in Wildcat ridge as well as Carters, mainly. Probably a dozen overall so really not bad, and I think there was only one which had a herd path forming to get around it, on the ascent up Middle Carter. Otherwise trails were pretty good overall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one going up Wildcat Ridge Tr from Glen Ellis, was managing, though this is a tough section. 
Bugs: Bugs of all types, but I kept moving; didn't use repellent and suffered no noticeable bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wildcats-Carters-Moriah traverse south to north. Overall a very decent day, avoiding any weather, even though it was warm and humid. Parts of the trail had running water from the prior days rain, especially ascending Carter-Moriah Tr up to Carter Dome summit, as well as coming down South Carter. Plenty of mud as well but easily navigated by rock/log hopping. Stopped by Imp site for water, no caretaker and there's still a closure sign, fortunately the spring was in fine shape and not closed. :)  
Name: Eric H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-03 
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